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  • Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

    Jimmy John's workers fight for a union
    On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the game set to begin later that afternoon, about two dozen workers and community supporters formed a picket line outside the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on...
  • Occupy the Past

    Occupy the Past
    William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad—got married and had kids.” He stayed at home to raise those kids for five years and subsequently landed a spot as the director of labor studies at...
  • Best Union Fail

    It certainly was a high-profile move, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 declaring a stevedore’s strike that paralyzed shipping at two Port of Baltimore marine terminals for a few days last fall. But it backfired...
  • Best Unheralded Death

    A feared and respected construction union boss in the 1960s, Guido Iozzi got “jammed up,” as they say, after ordering a hit on a union leader who crossed his picket line. Two murders ensued, followed by witness recantations and before long...
  • Downtown security guards unionizing

    [caption id="attachment_21599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU[/caption] Downtown security guards are fighting Brantley Security for union representation, and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young offered his support at...
  • WYPR radio staff files for union representation

    Local National Public Radio affiliate WYPR's programming staff are going union. A press release from SAG-AFTRA says the staff presented a petition to management on June 3, and today has filed the petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an...
  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...
  • Happy Class War Day

    Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich published a lament yesterday on the New York Times op-ed page, noting the huge unemployment rate and the long-term erosion of regular folks' wages: What families didn't receive in wage increases they made up for in...
  • Judges Ordered to Stop Deciding Disability Cases So Managers Can Get Bonuses

    On a normal day, Administrative Law Judges working on disability cases for the Social Security Administration dispose of 3,000 cases. On Monday, Sept. 26, they adjudicated only 230, according to this excellent piece in today's Wall Street Journal. Why the...
  • Union tosses monkey wrench in mayor's "Change to Grow" plan

    [caption id="attachment_17257" align="alignleft" width="300"] Councilwoman Helen Holton preaches at the hearing while Councilman Bill Cole ponders[/caption] With the help of Councilwoman Helen Holton (8th District), city union tossed a monkey wrench in...
  • The community pillar

    A teacher, union leader, and civil rights activist for over three decades, Patricia Cook-Ferguson died of lung cancer on Nov. 28 after a career spent at or near the helm of the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Baltimore County chapter of the NAACP. She...